Le Grand Bunker - Atlantic Wall Museum

©Le Grand Bunker - Musée du mur de l'Atlantique

The " Atlantic Wall Museum " at Ouistreham, in Calvados, is situated inside the former German Headquarters that commanded the defences of the mouth of the Orne river and the Caen canal.

The preserved structure of this bunker, with its five floors, is unique.

It was to make up for the lack of relief on the Nacre coast that in 1943-1944 the Germans built this tower, which was 17 metres high in order to increase the range of the rangefinder.

 

From the rangefinder room (the rangefinder measured 4 m in length at the time and had a range of over 30 km), the position of enemy warships was determined.

 

The information was then transmitted to the floor below (level 3), where the firing calculations were made and then transmitted to the batteries that depended on this fire command post.

 

It was put out of operation on the morning of the 6th June by a 380 mm shell from the British destroyer H.M.S. "Frobisher".

 

But it was not until the 9th that it was taken by Lieutenant Bob Orrell, with the capture of 53 prisoners.
 

 

Le Grand Bunker - Atlantic Wall Museum

Avenue du 6 juin - 14150 Ouistreham

Tél. : 02 31 97 28 69 - Fax : 02 31 96 66 05

E-mail : museegrandbunker@sfr.fr

 

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    Practical information

    Address

    Avenue du 6 juin 14150
    Ouistreham
    02 31 97 28 69

    Prices

    Entrée : 7€ Enfant de 6 à 12 ans : 5€ Le Musée participe à l'opération PASS (réduction sur l'entrée de 1€)

    Weekly opening hours

    Tous les jours sans interruption De 10 h a 18 h du 1er février au 31 décembre De 9 h a 19 h du 1er avril au 30 septembre